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Born 1951 in Hamburg, 1971-1977 studies in literature, history, politics and philosophy; University of Hamburg, Staatsexamen (MA equiv.). 1977-1979 studies/residency in the USA, Canada and South-East Asia. Journalistic work, radio, television, trade press; since 1979 active as freelance filmmaker/author in Hamburg. 1980 co-founder of film production unit (Rhizomfilm) with Monika Hielscher, 1992 Board Member of the Hamburger Filmbüro, 1995/98 Managing Director of the Hamburger Filmbüro; 1998 founding member of the Hamburger Filmverein, communication and media workshops for the Roma National Congress in Budapest, Hamburg, Bratislava and Skopje; member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm; member of the EDN European Documentary Network; since 2003 part of the selection committee at DOK Leipzig; 2009: curator of the special programme T.I.A – This is Africa at DOK Leipzig; 2011: curator of the special programme “Arab Spring” at DOK Leipzig; 2013: curator und coordinator of the Masterclass “Open-Ended Experiments”-Hommage Peter Liechti at DOK Leipzig; DOK Leipzig festival representative at DocMontevideo, Uruguay.